Tuesday, 23rd December 2014
National
  • President Jokowi receives ANTARA Achievement Award
    18th December 2014
    President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was conferred the ANTARA Achievement Award during the 77th anniversary celebrations of the Indonesian national news agency here on Thursday evening. President Director of the agency Syaiful ...
  • Rescue team finds 17 Indonesian victims of sunken Oryong 501
    18th December 2014
    The rescue team deployed to trace victims of sunken fishing vessel Oryong 501 found 17 of the 35 members of the Indonesian crew, the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry said. "At least 17 of the 35 Indonesian victims were ...
  • Jusuf Kalla reelected as PMI chief
    18th December 2014
    Vice President Jusuf Kalla was reelected as general chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) after defeating Siti Hediyati, also known as Titiek Soeharto, in a vote here on Thursday. Jusuf Kalla secured 247 votes, ...
  • TNI to built 17 additional border posts in Kalimantan
    18th December 2014
    The Indonesian Military (TNI) plans to add 17 border posts in areas located in the East and North Kalimantan provinces that share their borders with Malaysia. "The construction of the posts is intended to declare the ...
  • Survey: 84 percent Indonesians want direct elections
    17th December 2014
    A survey by Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI) showed that 84.1 percent of Indonesians prefer direct elections for regional leaders with only 5.8 percent wanting elections by the regional legislative assemblies (DPRD). Under ...
  • Sebatik island`s fishermen need cold storage facility
    17th December 2014
    A cold storage facility needs to be built on Sebatik Island to enable local fishermen to meet the governments policy on prohibiting the sale of fish catch to overseas markets, a local fisherman said. "We are not in a ...
  • Death toll in Banjarnegara landslide climbs to 64 on Tuesday
    16th December 2014
    The death toll of the landslide that hit Jemblung hamlet in Central Javas Banjarnegara district rose to 64 on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). Head of the agencys Data and ...
  • Legislators cut salaries to help Banjarnegara landslide victims
    16th December 2014
    A number of leaders and members of the House of Representatives have donated Rp350 million they raised from their salaries to assist the victims of the landslides that hit Central Java Province. House Speaker Setya Novanto ...
  • DPR lauds Law, Human Rights Ministry`s decision on Golkar conflict
    16th December 2014
    The House of Representatives (DPR) Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon praised the Law and Human Rights Ministrys decision on the internal conflict of the Golkar Party, urging the partys internal mechanism to handle it. "If the Law ...
  • Four cars and 14 motorcycles found in Banjarnegara landslides
    16th December 2014
    Rescue workers have found four cars and 14 motorcycles from under piles of earth in the wake of landslide that killed at least 64 people with more than 40 missing feared dead in Banjarnegara, Central Java. The landslides ...